Microgrids: Advanced Control Methods and Renewable Energy System Integration demonstrates the state-of-art of methods and applications of microgrid control, with eleven concise and comprehensive chapters. The first three chapters provide an overview of the control methods of microgrid systems that is followed by a review of distributed control and management strategies for the next generation microgrids. Next, the book identifies future research directions and discusses the hierarchical power sharing control in DC Microgrids.
Chapter 4 investigates the demand side management in microgrid control systems from various perspectives, followed by an outline of the operation and controls of the smart microgrids in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 deals with control of low-voltage microgrids with master/slave architecture.
The final chapters explain the load-Frequency Controllers for Distributed Power System Generation Units and the issue of robust control design for VSIs, followed by a communication solution denoted as power talk. Finally, in Chapter 11, real-time implementation of distributed control for an autonomous microgrid system is performed.
- Addresses issues of contemporary interest to practitioners in the power engineering and management fields
- Focuses on the role of microgrids within the overall power system structure and attempts to clarify the main findings relating to primary and secondary control and management at the microgrid level
- Provides results from a quantified assessment of benefits from economic, environmental, operational, and social point-of-views
- Presents the hierarchical control levels manifested in microgrid operations and evaluates the principles and main functions of centralized and decentralized control
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About the Author
Magdi S. Mahmoud is Distinguished Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained a BSc (honors) degree in communication engineering, an MSc degree in electronic engineering, and a PhD degree in systems engineering from Cairo University in 1968, 1972, and 1974 respectively. He has been a professor of engineering since 1984. He has been on the faculty of different universities worldwide, including Cairo University and the American University in Cairo (Egypt), Kuwait University (Kuwait), United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates), the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (United Kingdom), the University of Pittsburg and Case Western Reserve University (United States), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and the University of Adelaide (Australia). He has lectured in Venezuela (Central University of Venezuela), Germany (University of Hanover), the United Kingdom (University of Kent), the United States (University of San Antonio), Canada (University of Montreal), and China (Beijing Institute of Technology, Yanshan University). He is the principal author of 37 books and book chapters and the author/coauthor of more than 525 peer-reviewed articles.
He is the recipient of two national, one regional, and several university prizes for outstanding research in engineering and applied mathematics. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, the CEI (United Kingdom), and a registered consultant engineer of information engineering and systems (Egypt). He is currently actively engaged in teaching and research in the development of modern methods for distributed control and filtering, networked-control systems, triggering mechanisms in dynamical systems, fault-tolerant systems, and information technology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Microgrid Control Problems and Related Issues
Chapter 2: Distributed Control Techniques in Microgrids
Chapter 3: Hierarchical Power Sharing Control in DC Microgrids
Chapter 4: Master/Slave Power-Based Control of Low-Voltage Microgrids
Chapter 5: Online Adaptive Learning Control Schemes for Microgrids
Chapter 6: An Optimization Approach to Design Robust Controller for Voltage Source Inverters
Chapter 7: Demand Side Management in Microgrid Control Systems
Chapter 8: Towards a Concept of Cooperating Power Network for Energy Management and Control of Microgrids
Chapter 9: Power Electronics for Microgrids: Concepts and Future Trends
Chapter 10: Power Electronic Converters in Microgrid Applications
Chapter 11: Power Talk: Communication in a DC Microgrid Through Modulation of the Power Electronics Components
Chapter 12: Pilot-Scale Implementation of Coordinated Control for Autonomous Microgrids